Monday, December 14, 2015
in profile: rachel benefield
As a child, Rachel struggled to read and write. Dad noticed her poring over Footrot Flats, trying to decipher words, and started slipping the series under her adolescent door. A love affair with comics was born. By nine she realised she had an ace up her sleeve with drawing. Now she works in Porirua East as an art teacher, running mural painting projects at primary schools, and as an artist and illustrator. Her latest project is a graphic novel called Storm in a Tea Cup.